Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Bakeri'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pungens (PUN-gens) (Info)
Cultivar: Bakeri

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is resistant to deer

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Peoria, Illinois

Yonkers, New York

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 4, 2013, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This blue spruce is among the best cultivars at holding blue color along with hoopsii. The leaves are longer than on most cultivars.

Positive

On Jan 27, 2010, RicksNursery from Colorado Springs, CO wrote:

Your description of the plant appears to be clear, concise and accurate.

However, is it "Bakeri" or is it "Backeri"?

Neutral

On Apr 26, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Bright blue foliage consistent throughout the length of each branch. Dense, narrow pyramidal form
Does best in rich, moist, well drained soil